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As work settings, the land grant missions of Kansas State University are very unique places within the University due to teaching, research and extension activities that occur in laboratories, greenhouses, farms and field sites in Manhattan and at locations throughout the state.  In these environments, there is the potential for our faculty, staff and students to be simultaneously exposed to a wide variety of hazards, such as:

||  Physical  || Electrical  ||  Fire  ||  Chemical  || 

||  Radiological  ||  Biological  ||  Thermal  ||  Vehicular  ||

The Dean of the College of Agriculture is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for our stakeholders that may be exposed to these hazards.  Moreover, we remain ever vigilant of our actions to protect our environment.  We deliver these services through an environmental health and safety management system designed to assist us identify and manage risk through a systematic, continual improvement process, referred to as CARES.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Office is responsible for developing and facilitating the delivery of health, safety and environmental services, and verifying the program's effectiveness in reducing risk.  In the delivery of these services we draw upon the ideas of our workforce to make safety and environmental protection an integral part of our everyday activities.  Please contact us if you have questions, comments, or if we can be of assistance in helping you take your EH&S program to the next level.

Continual Improvement

Lessons Learned

from the lab explosion at Texas Tech University provide a sobering backdrop to working safely with hazardous materials

College of Agriculture

is partnering with the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) on working toward acceptance into their safety and health achievement recognition program (SHAPE).  This program recognizes employers that work with their employees to develop and continuously improve their workplace safety and health programs.  On September 11, 2018,  the Salina Polytechnic Campus Facilities Department was honored as a SHAPE recipient.  A highlight video was created to commemorate the event. 

2018 Safety Fair Highlights

SAFETY FAIR

EPA in Kansas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Office provides regular updates and outreach information covering agriculture in the Midwest
 Standards of Practice
Documents posted in December: Manager's EH&S Training Needs Assessment